Robin Roberts Relationship Status
Posted On: 02 Apr, 2014
|Date of Birth||November 23, 1960|
|Age||56 Years 5 Month(s)|
|Is Gay/Lesbian||Lesbian (rumored)|
|Net Worth||$25 Million Dollars|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
Born on November 23, 1960, Pass Christian, Mississippi, Robin Roberts earned a degree in communication from Southern Louisiana University and went on to become a sports reporter and anchor for a local TV station in Mississippi.
At age 29, Roberts began hosting ESPN's Sports Center and, not long after, appearing as a guest reporter on Good Morning America. In 2005, she was hired as a full-time co-anchor of the morning news programme.
In August 2011, Roberts took a leave of absence from Good Morning America, to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder that she contracted after undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She returned to the show on February 20, 2013. In early 2014, Roberts officially came out as a gay woman.
Talking about her bio, Robin Rene Roberts was born on November 23, 1960, in Pass Christian, Mississippi. The youngest of four siblings and the daughter of a Tuskegee Airmen pilot, Roberts spent her childhood cultivating athletic and academic success, graduating as her high school's salutatorian.
Her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, became a local news anchor, and Robin followed in her footsteps, earning a journalism scholarship and a degree in communication from Southern Louisiana University.
As per her wiki, immediately after graduating from college, Robin Roberts used her unique combination of athletic talent and journalistic skill to become a sports reporter and anchor for a local TV station in Mississippi. She progressed and succeeded, moving every year or two to a larger city in the south as her popularity and experience grew: from Hattiesburg to Biloxi to Nashville, and then Atlanta.
At age 29, Roberts was hired by ESPN, where she hosted the network's news programme, Sportscenter. Around this same time, she began making appearances as a guest reporter on Good Morning America; a show broadcast by ABC, a sister network of ESPN (The Walt Disney Company owns both networks).
In 2005, after years of contributing to both ESPN and Good Morning America, ABC hired Roberts as a full-time co-anchor of the morning news programme. When Diane Sawyer, then and anchor on Good Morning America, was named anchor of ABC World News, the network's nighttime news program, Roberts and George Stephanopoulos served as a co-anchors.
Together, the two helped lead the show to the top of the competitive morning show ratings, beating NBC's Today Show, which had held the No. 1 spot for more than a decade. Under her leadership, the broadcast has won three consecutive Emmy awards for outstanding morning programme.
In August 2011, Roberts took a leave of absence from Good Morning America to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder that she contracted as a complication of the chemotherapy she received for breast cancer in 2007.
Roberts had a bone marrow transplant in September. On the day she announced on-air that she was sick with Myelodysplastic syndrome, the website for Be the Match, a nonprofit organization that keeps a national bone marrow donation registry, experienced a 1,800 percent spike in donors.
Roberts herself did not rely on the registry, but rather on her sister, Sammy-Ann, who doctors deemed an excellent match. Nonetheless, Robin Roberts advocated for bone marrow donation via being the Match and encouraged viewers to register.
Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts came out via a reflective year-end Facebook post over the weekend, revealing a relationship with her longtime girlfriend. In the post, Robert writes: "I am grateful for my entire family, my longtime girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together."
Roberts’s partner of 10 years is Amber Laign, a native of the San Francisco Bay Arena who works as a massage therapist, People reports, she and Roberts made through mutual friends. Roberts has never officially come out as gay, although speculations that the 51-year-old broadcasters may be a lesbian began to surface back in May when she was interviewed by President Barack Obama.
Many inside sources claim that she scored the coveted interview because she is "black and gay." Roberts is unmarried, and she keeps her romantic life very private. Roberts is not married, and she has never been. In fact, she has never been romantically linked to a man as far as the public knows.
Roberts has been romantically "linked" to former Czech American tennis player and Coach Martina Navratilova as well as former Album University basketball coach Nell Fortner.
Some reports tell that Roberts may be having an affair with a colleague at 'GMA' named Storm Sahara, but such rumors are hard to believe considering no useless information concerning this partner seems to exist. Roberts 'husband' or her 'partner' is a widely searched topic on Google, but the answer is no.
Rumors have it that Roberts does have a girlfriend; one inside source has claimed, "It's hardly a secret in the business. I've seen her girlfriend. She's around the building all the time very attractive and well dressed." Even if this is true, Roberts' relationship remains concealed, and the partner's name has yet to be released.